It has happened to all of us that a person speaks to us on WhatsApp, but for whatever reason we do not want them to know that we have read their message. Therefore, you should know that there is a secret trick of the messaging service that has gone viral in social media and that allows us read messages without entering the app and thus do not activate the double check blue from read confirmation. How can we do it? Here we explain it to you.
Although we can read some WhatsApp messages from the notification bar of our phone, most of the time the message cannot be fully displayed. Another known method is with the help of airplane mode, but this also has certain limitations.
However, there is another simple WhatsApp trick that does not require third-party applications and that takes advantage of a functionality found on Android phones. Therefore, unfortunately this trick cannot be applied on iPhone.
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Step by step to read WhatsApp messages if your contacts know
To activate this trick we only have to resort to the official widget of WhatsApp, available on all devices with Android operating system. To do so, just follow these instructions:
- Enter the display settings of your Android phone.
- There are many ways of doing it; Depending on your cell phone, it can be by pinching the screen or pressing it for a few seconds.
- The Widgets option will appear; you have to log in to see all the ones you have available.
- You will see the widgets available on your phone. There will be Gmail, Google Drive, Chrome, among other apps that you have installed on your Android.
- You must look for the WhatsApp widget (which has a chat form) and drop it on the cell phone screen (preferably empty).
- When the widget has been added to your smartphone screen, you can enlarge it to see more messages.
In this simple way you will be able to read all the messages that arrive to your account. WhatsApp without having to enter the application and be marked as read.
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Recover an accidentally deleted conversation
If for some reason you deleted a WhatsApp conversation with very important photos and videos, then you have to know that there is a very simple trick that will allow you to recover them. Next, we are going to show you how.
The secret trick, which few people know about, only works if the WhatsApp user has made a backup of the instant messaging application. If you meet this requirement, feel free to check out this video for more details.
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How to delete WhatsApp call log
To delete the complete history of calls made on WhatsApp, go to the Calls section and click on the three-dot icon to access the menu. There you can choose the option ‘Delete call log’.
But if what you are looking for is to delete only certain calls, WhatsApp offers us the possibility to specifically choose which ones to delete. To do this, enter the Calls section and keep your finger pressed on each of them to be able to select them, then click on the trash can icon and that’s it.
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Watch YouTube videos without leaving the app
WhatsApp presented an important progress of its ‘Picture-in-Picture’ (PiP) tool, which makes it easier to view YouTube videos from the same conversation chats, that is, it is no longer necessary to leave the app.
This WhatsApp novelty has arrived for Android users who will be able to continue playing YouTube videos through a floating window when you switch to another chat or even if you leave the platform and access other applications.
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WhatsApp: know the ‘secret tricks’ to get rid of spies
Stay safe. WhatsApp is one of the most used applications in the world by Android and iPhone users. For the same reason, the app can pose a risk to your privacy by causing ‘spies’ to have you added as a contact without your knowledge. Happily, there are a few ‘secret tricks’ to quickly spot any intruders and block them. None require third-party applications. Do you know them? We are going to explain them here.
By WhatsApp ‘spy’ we mean anyone who may be looking for certain types of private information in your account or the account of many, or simply who is following your actions in said app.